Specifically, I am concerned with how you dispose of used products. I am finding myself going through pull-ups and diapers far quicker than I used to, necessitating some more changes throughout my day. I am currently back in school and am working very hard to complete a degree as soon as possible and treat school like my job…it is my job actually.
This means long hours around campus. I have no fears of changing in public, and find most facilities to be deserted during class times anyway. I carry a small set of supplies in my backpack with more at the car if needed.
I had changed into a fresh diaper today after a long and grueling test and was washing up when I threw the used one in the trash as normal. I usually just drop it in the bin as I walk by and head on out without thinking or really caring, like you would paper towels. I am not embarrassed by my needs after these years, but I also never really considered the disposal of the products. The thing that stuck out is that in this instance the diaper sat on top of the trash and was very visible (I don't roll used diapers, I trifold them with one set of tapes attaching around the diaper then the other set wrapping the other way. This "flat packs" the used diaper).
This started me thinking, is it right for me to just toss in a used diaper? Or, should I bag it and toss it out? Or, should I be looking for the "Family" restrooms or disabled restrooms? It never occurred to me that seeing that diaper in the bin may be jarring to other individuals, or even construed as rude.
I don't care if someone sees me toss one out, or sees me when I leave the stall with one in hand or after hearing me change if it's not a quiet diaper or pull-on. But, I don't flaunt anything either. It has just been part of my normal bathroom routine.
What do you guys do with your used products in public?